Challenging Blood Test Results
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If you have been arrested for
DUI based on the results of a blood test, you will likely have countless questions.
We encourage you to get trustworthy answers by coming to the Law Offices
of Michael A. Pignone. The firm's Virginia DUI attorney can provide
you with more than just answers, however, but aggressive advocacy from
the start to finish of your case.
Blood tests are often administered in the following scenarios:
- Breathalyzer is unavailable
- Implicated individual is unable to give a breath test for any reason
- Law enforcement suspects the individual may be under the influence of drugs
In the case of drugs, whether they are prescription drugs, over-the-counter
drugs, or illegal drugs, they cannot be measured or detected through a
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In some cases where an accident has occurred and the individual has been
taken to an emergency center or hospital, law enforcement may request
that a blood test be given to determine the possibility of DUI violation.
In all of these cases, specific procedures must be followed per state law.
These procedures include rules as to who is qualified to draw blood and
specific regulations as to how the test is administered, how the blood
is handled, how it is transported, and how it is tested. The blood sample
is then tested by the Department of Forensic Science. If any parts of
the blood testing procedures are violated, the blood test may be deemed
invalid as evidence in court.
How Blood Tests Can Be Challenged
A competent Virginia DUI lawyer such as Attorney Pignone will be thoroughly
versed in blood testing procedures. He can investigate and may challenge
any step of the procedure as to its propriety and accuracy, including
the qualifications and methods used of those who drew the sample. He may
also request and ask for an independent analysis of the blood sample,
separate from the analysis of the Department of Forensic Science. This
is done according to statutory guidelines.
Legal Help in Prince William County, Fairfax County, & Fauquier County!
If you have been given a blood test in connection with a DUI anywhere in
contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone to get experienced legal representation. Although our office is located
in Manassas, we serve Prince WIlliam, Fairfax, and Fauquier Counties.
Your conviction is not an automatic consequence of such a test and only
by working with an attorney will all aspects of your arrest and chemical
testing be explored in your defense.
Contact our firm today!